MSNBC anchor Joy Reid had a fit of laughter Friday on her show “The ReidOut” after airing a rap video praising Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
After watching a snippet of the video, while laughing loudly, Reid said, “I’m so sorry! I am really sorry! Ok, that’s how he — Help me!
The Atlantic’s contributing writer Tom Nichols replied, “That’s going to send me back to listening to Led Zeppelin.”
Laughing, Reid said, “Why are they doing this, Tom? Who is it supposed to be played on? The people in the video look so confused!
Nichols replied, “You know, Donald Trump was a staple of a lot of hip hop and rap in the past. And you know, maybe they’re just guys trying to be transgressive and cool. And saying, ‘Who’s the most absurd loser we can write a song about?’ “
Reid asked, “Is hip hop dead because of this?”
Political analyst Juanita Tolliver replied, “For those people.”
She continued, “I’ll be honest, Joy. Besides this clip, I made it to about another 10 seconds. When the producer sent me this link, I couldn’t go far. I say to myself, this is a joke, isn’t it? »
Reid concluded, “My producer is standing right here in case I fall. I laughed so hard today that my eyelashes were about to come off. These people are so jealous of the culture they resemble. We are going to enter the culture. We’re going to do a rap video about Matt Gaetz.
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